A Harmony test otherwise known as non invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a new DNA-based test for three chromosomal disorders:
Down’s syndrome (trisomy21)
Edward’s syndrome (trisomy 18)
Patau syndrome (trisomy 13)
When you are pregnant your blood contains fragments of your baby’s DNA. The Harmony test analyses this DNA in a sample of your blood to assess the risk of the conditions above. Conventional screening offered on the NHS will detect approximately 70-80% of affected pregnancies. The Harmony test is a more accurate test with a detection rate of over 99% of affected pregnancies.
The Kensington Wing has a specialist screening midwife who will support you throughout the test and results. Tests are available for patients booked both on the NHS and Privately for £350 on The Kensington Wing. A test can be carried out as early as 10 weeks in pregnancy with results available within five working days.
For further information or to arrange your Harmony test please call 020 3315 8616